Motivation With the Scottish Improvement Project


Motivation With the Scottish Improvement Project – 054


In Episode 54, Jenny and I chat with Sean and Dave from Scotland who also have a podcast which is also called The Improvement Project. They are super fun and hilarious and we answer a listener question about motivation.     


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:17:  Jenny and I introduce this week’s podcast which was recorded a few weeks ago for The Improvement Project (the Scottish version with Sean and Dave)

1:48:  The beginning of Sean and Dave’s podcast where we start chatting with them.

6:20:  Sean introduces the idea that today’s episode is about Motivation

11:44:  After a bunch of tangents, Sean reads the question from their listener Leanne.  She asks: “I have found that I am very motivated in the evening, rather than during the day. When the day calms down from work etc, I find I can get much more done, and am inspired to do as much as possible. However, my motivation seems lower when I need it the most. Any tips on how to switch this around?”   Jenny and I offer some advice on how we would handle this challenge and then we all discuss.

28:17:  After offering some high level answers, we discuss that perhaps the easiest answer to Leanne’s motivation challenge is work when she has good high energy.

32:48:  Jenny enlightens us on the levels of appropriation of taking others’ ideas.

33:33: Sean wraps it up and we decide to roll over our conversation to a part 2

34:21:  Jenny and I wrap it up and give you a sneak peek into what we will be talking about next week


Resources + Links Mentioned in This Episode:


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The Improvement Project podcast (the Scottish version with Sean and Dave)   

Sean’s improvement list

Pomodoro Timer

Change Your state (Tony Robbins)

Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

Mindful Talent

The Goop Podcast 

Matt D’Avella 

Max Hertan 

Alisa Vitti: Flo-living 


Key Quotes:


“It’s easier to act yourself into a better way of feeling than it is to feel yourself into a better way of acting” -Peggy’s quote (which was appropriated from somewhere in the personal growth zeitgeist.   

‘”See Ya” -Dave’s signature sign off   🙂


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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to the hilarious and heavily bearded John, with whom she takes many adventures. Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

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Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny